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Gems in Ward - 2

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gem Favorite View of Long Lake while taking the southern route to Lake Isabelle.

Long Lake

(11) Nederland, CO
gem Favorite Isabelle Lake surrounded by the Indian Peaks - stunning.

Lake Isabelle

(3) Nederland, CO

Recommended Routes in Ward - 10

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Favorite Climbing Buchanan Pass on the west side.
Difficult Difficult

Pawnee-Buchanan Loop

26.5 mi 42.6 km 6,632' Up 2021.41 m Up 6,615' Down 2016.24 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Favorite Early morning along the trail
Intermediate Intermediate

Mitchell Lake Trail Out and Back

5.4 mi 8.7 km 864' Up 263.28 m Up 863' Down 263.16 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Favorite Early morning along the trail
Difficult Difficult

Mount Audubon and Paiute East

9.7 mi 15.6 km 3,358' Up 1023.5 m Up 3,358' Down 1023.41 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Favorite On the Jean Lunning Trail
Intermediate Intermediate

Long Lake Loop

3.6 mi 5.8 km 294' Up 89.63 m Up 294' Down 89.48 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Favorite Come for the run, stay for the beauty!
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Red Deer Lake

14.2 mi 22.9 km 1,725' Up 525.85 m Up 1,725' Down 525.82 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Favorite February snowshoe to Brainard Lake
Intermediate Intermediate

Brainard Lake Snowshoe Trail

4.8 mi 7.8 km 468' Up 142.59 m Up 467' Down 142.42 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Favorite Isabelle Lake surrounded by the Indian Peaks - stunning.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Isabelle Glacier Out and Back

8.3 mi 13.3 km 1,549' Up 472.06 m Up 1,550' Down 472.34 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Favorite Alternative route vs taking the road when parking at the Brainard Gateway parking lot.
Intermediate Intermediate

Brainard Gateway Figure-8

10.1 mi 16.2 km 1,290' Up 393.05 m Up 1,289' Down 393 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Favorite A nice pond that looks like it's been made recently bigger by debris daming.
Intermediate Intermediate

Gibralter Lake Out and Back

11.1 mi 17.9 km 1,854' Up 565.04 m Up 1,853' Down 564.69 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Favorite This view east, down to North Boulder and the foothills, is comparable in beauty to the view west toward the mountains.
Intermediate Intermediate

Fourmile Creek - Gold Hill Connection

4.9 mi 7.9 km 781' Up 238 m Up 782' Down 238.23 m Down

Nederland, CO
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Ward Hiking

  • 77 Miles 124 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 25 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Ward - 27

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8.0 mi 12.8 km #1Pawnee Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO 31 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #2Isabelle Glacier Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO 30 
15.0 mi 24.2 km #3Buchanan Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #4Jean Lunning Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Nederland, CO
2.1 mi 3.5 km #5Mount Audubon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Paiute East Ridge
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Nederland, CO
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Nederland, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km #7Waldrop Trail (#814)
Intermediate Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Nederland, CO
2.6 mi 4.3 km #8Niwot Ridge Spur Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Nederland, CO
6.9 mi 11.1 km #9Beaver Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
6.9 mi 11.1 km #10North Sourdough (#835)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO

Photos of Ward - 137

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Come for the run, stay for the beauty!
Mar 13, 2015 near Nederland, CO
The view from Beaver Creek Trail.
Apr 26, 2015 near Nederland, CO
Isabelle Lake surrounded by the Indian Peaks - stunning.
Nov 7, 2016 near Nederland, CO
Climbing boulders before climbing the peaks.
Nov 7, 2016 near Nederland, CO
Looking toward Pawnee Pass from atop Audubon.
Jul 3, 2017 near Nederland, CO
Early morning along the trail
Sep 6, 2018 near Nederland, CO
Lake Isabelle
Aug 8, 2020 near Nederland, CO
Lake Isabelle lies hidden in a high, isolated bowl-shaped basin at the top of the South St. Vrain drainage in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
Feb 8, 2022 near Nederland, CO
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